Sunday, May 16, 2010

Double Exposure Take Two

Double Exposure Take Two
by Roddy McDowall [SOS 779.12 McD2]

This coffee-table book is a marvelous collection of photographs (all taken by the late, beloved actor Roddy McDowall [1928-1998]) of 116 influential figures in the arts -- theater, film, ballet, literature and music. But, not only are these wistful, engaging and thought-provoking photos, but each photo is also accompanied by an essay written by a friend or associate of the photo's subject, especially chosen by McDowall. Some of these essays are laugh-out-loud funny, but many are also emotionally touching and provide insight into figures that are sometimes removed from the public eye. As a photography collection of celebrities, this book stands well on its own. But in combination with the essays, this should be a must-read for anyone interested in the royalty of the entertainment industry. [If you like this volume, you should track down the other volumes in the series -- there were four in all, but Lincoln City Libraries only owns this one.] -- recommended by Scott C. - Bennett Martin Public Library

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